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[[ EPUB ]] ✻ Double Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, #4) Author Nathan Lowell – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

Double Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, #4) AN INEXPERIENCED OFFICER A DYSFUNCTIONAL SHIP LIFE IN THE DEEP DARK JUST GOT A LOT HARDERIn His First Assignment As An Officer, Ishmael Horatio Wang Finds Himself Fresh Out Of School, Wet Behind The Ears, And Way Out Of His Depth Aboard The William Tinker The Senior Officers Are Derelict And Abusive, The Crew Demoralized And Undisciplined, And Change Unwelcomed And Dangerous Can Ishmael Use What He Learned Aboard The Lois McKendrick To Help The Crew Find The Ship S Heart Or Will He Discover That Bucking The System May Come At Too High A Price Return To The Deep Dark With Ish In This Fourth Installment Of The Award Winning Solar Clipper Series As He Makes The Transition From Crew To OfficerFans Of Nathan Lowell S Solar Clipper Series Are Legion, And For Just Cause Each Book Provides Another Chapter In The Life Of One Of The Most Endearing Characters To Come Along In Recent Memory Nathan Demonstrates That Suburb Story Telling Doesn T Require Massive Space Battles Or Warring Aliens, Just Great Characters And A Knack For Spinning A Really Compelling Tale Michael J Sullivan, Author Of The Riyria Revelations PARSEC AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SPECULATIVE FICTIONBOOKS BY NATHAN LOWELL Books In The Golden Age Of The Solar ClipperQuarter ShareHalf ShareFull ShareDouble ShareCaptain S Share Owner S Share Shaman TalesSouth Coast Cape Grace ForthcomingAWARDS FOR GOLDEN AGE OF THE SOLAR CLIPPER SERIESAwards For Golden Age Series Parsec Award Winner For Best Speculative Fiction For Owner S Share Parsec Award Winner For Best Speculative Fiction For Captain S Share Parsec Award Finalist For Best Speculative Fiction For Double Share Podiobooks Founder S Choice Award For Captain S Share Parsec Award Finalist For Best Speculative Fiction For Full Share Podiobooks Founder S Choice Award For Double Share

    10 thoughts on “[[ EPUB ]] ✻ Double Share (Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, #4) Author Nathan Lowell – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I ve read the first three books of this series in just a few days and really liked them But this book left me angry and with a bad taste in my mouth.Spoiler WarningThe first thing was that this book felt completely disconnected from the entire story so far I m aware that a step of 4 years deserves a cut, but boy what a cut Every known protagonist was cut out almost without so much as a goodbye A short sentence for Pip and he s gone Same for Brill Bev get s a littleattention but the I ve read the first three books of this series in just a few days and really liked them But this book left me angry and with a bad taste in my mouth.Spoiler WarningThe first thing was that this book felt completely disconnected from the entire story so far I m aware that a step of 4 years deserves a cut, but boy what a cut Every known protagonist was cut out almost without so much as a goodbye A short sentence for Pip and he s gone Same for Brill Bev get s a littleattention but then she s also gone Will they try to keep contact Plans to work together One of the main themes of the previous books was the money That wasn t even mentioned once, if I m not mistaken How did Ish finance the academy What is he earning now Is he in debt Has he plans for trading Give me at least some kind of transition, please But maybe that s just my taste..What left me really disturbed was the story aboard the ship Let me sum it up A captain who is a mixture of megalomaniac and completely incompetent left the running of his ship in the hand of his first mate and disappears into his cabin, with the exception of a view hours of work every month The first mate is some kind of sadistic deviant who turns the ship into his own little piece of hell Not for everybody but if you are a woman than good luck You ll need it There is rape, assault, sexual harassment, blackmail and strong hints of torture and murder And of course dereliction of duty as being drunk on watch, simply not working, having nonfunctional security drills, etc.This has gone on, as the company owner says, for 5 years And nobody could do something about it Oh boy, am I glad I don t have to live in that kind of environment The captain does not work, ever The first mate terrorizes the whole crew Sex is mandatory or else If you are really unlucky than you become the victim of serial beatings, just because And better never stand up against it or you ll end up raped or with broken bones or dead It s explained as some kind of the captain is god aboard his ship thing, but I just can t believe it If it would be that easy, half the ships in that universe had to be some kind of flying hell.To clear up this mess, Ish is thrown in without any information or any backup As most junior officer, without any experience as an officer Yes, sure, that s a great idea Undercover police, simply interviewing the crew or surveillance of the ship must have gone out of style After some strange changes aboard, everything clears up through sheer luck The captain get s fired for not taking command when the first mate is injured Which in turn makes it possible to fire the mate, too Pure coincidence and nothing that somebody solved Had the captain worked for 10 days when the mate was injured, nothing would have changed Both will never work in their jobs again, that s it One of the main main henchmen, who at least raped one woman, assaulted Ish and was described as a life threatening thug suddenly is a good boy who fell in with the wrong crowd WHAT THE F Almost every victim magically recovered Captain DeGrut, huh or simply disappeared from our views What happened with them, other than Davies At least 2 officers have left the ship in the last year Not to mention normal crew.And is has gone on for 5 years at least There has to be dozens of victims The immense risk that Ish was exposed to, is just shortly mentioned He was for months in constant fear for his live,learned that he was set up for it and nothing The perpetrators escaped practically for free Sorry, but thats disgusting Not that is happened itself, but that everybody seems to think it s okay that way I m left with a feeling of injustice.Sorry for any mistakes, I m not a native speaker


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click hereCan Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship s heart Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price No, of course not He s learned a martial art at the university Oh, he isn t really a fighter, you know, so he learned with THE top sensei of the peaceful arm of that martial art He s so surprised that with just a little bit of additional tuition he can t seem to help make other people fall into the walls or break their aCan Ishmael use what he learned aboard the Lois McKendrick to help the crew find the ship s heart Or will he discover that bucking the system may come at too high a price No, of course not He s learned a martial art at the university Oh, he isn t really a fighter, you know, so he learned with THE top sensei of the peaceful arm of that martial art He s so surprised that with just a little bit of additional tuition he can t seem to help make other people fall into the walls or break their arms, etc.And the company who hired him and the ship he was hired for should just kiss his feet because as soon as he gets there, story threads and manipulations that have taken years to develop start to unravel and people start trusting him with their problems and he solves them.There s the institutionalized female abuse and rape, that EVERYONE, even the women officers, have put up with, there are the accidents that have happened for years, which are only now being investigated slowly There s the captain who vanishes into his cabin for the whole journey AND who it is implied with so many hints is writing ROMANCE NOVELS instead of taking care of the crew But don t worry, Ishmael can save almost everyone Only one girl who had already put her trust in him and started to stand up for herself, gets almost beaten to death That s finally enough impetus for the others to really throw themselves behind Ishmael s plans and study for higher qualifications while they re at it


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    This is a qualified 3 stars, because it s very different than the 3 books before I m not a big reviewer, but some thoughts The other reviews on this book primed me to expect a shift in tone, as well as some awkward handling of a very loaded set of issues I ve read enough in this genre to recognize the trope at work here Our too brilliant hero faces his hardest challenge yet plucked from the safety of the ship that raised him, and confronted with the dysfunction of a ship with poor le This is a qualified 3 stars, because it s very different than the 3 books before I m not a big reviewer, but some thoughts The other reviews on this book primed me to expect a shift in tone, as well as some awkward handling of a very loaded set of issues I ve read enough in this genre to recognize the trope at work here Our too brilliant hero faces his hardest challenge yet plucked from the safety of the ship that raised him, and confronted with the dysfunction of a ship with poor leaders and a lack of the pride ownership that these books holds up above all This book is fine within that trope Fine in the qualitative sense It s ok Most angry reviewers are upset at how the culture of rape and sexual harassment is portrayed It s listed as just one of many problems in the ship s dark soul, and it s not given the weight it probably should be I actually give the author the benefit of the doubt here The culture of this ship is so insidious that these behaviors are institutionalized and the perpetrators are protected This feels topical, given the amount of Weinstein creepery that s been coming out of Hollywood forever but is only now been given light There s outrage from most of the crew, but it bashed right into those institutions leaving would be defenders silenced by futility I think it s a lotproblematic that Ish is the one to solve this problem He s been a letch and a lothario for 3 books, and the relationships he cultivates with the beautiful women around him are Larry Stu at best Throw him onto a ship where the crew have been hand chosen for their physical features to be easy prey for a handful of unrepentant rapists, and those relationships are a lot less forgivable Ish is our white knight savior, but he s also leering and ogling and surrounding himself with bunnies of his own He protects these girls by making it known they re in his harem, for chrissakes Like I said, I get and respect the tropes at play, and I still like the overall arc of these stories but the thing I liked most about these books was the low stakes The very real stakes at play in this entry are too high for a fluff character like Ishmael Horatio Wong to stand up to, and he winds up looking so much the worse when seen in that light


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well, I used to think these were a little light and fluffy but this one isn t It is just nasty.The first mate rapes whichever female crew member takes his fancy There are hints that the captain is raping the two gay crew members Also it seems that all the females crew are expected to make themselves available to whichever male crew member wants them i.e they are also getting raped on a regular basis.Only the first mate and the captain s behaviour is considered wrong by both the hero and pr Well, I used to think these were a little light and fluffy but this one isn t It is just nasty.The first mate rapes whichever female crew member takes his fancy There are hints that the captain is raping the two gay crew members Also it seems that all the females crew are expected to make themselves available to whichever male crew member wants them i.e they are also getting raped on a regular basis.Only the first mate and the captain s behaviour is considered wrong by both the hero and presumably the author.Just nasty


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    Wow The enjoyment I ve been getting from this series derives almost entirely from the low conflict, light hearted nature of the books Double Share takes that and throws it out the window My first reaction was positive This could be something new, something great Then reality set in.Rather than the Lois McKendrick, our protaganists home in the Deep Dark for the past few books, we now move the setting to a new ship, the William Tinker This ship is gross It s filthy, smells, everyone is nas Wow The enjoyment I ve been getting from this series derives almost entirely from the low conflict, light hearted nature of the books Double Share takes that and throws it out the window My first reaction was positive This could be something new, something great Then reality set in.Rather than the Lois McKendrick, our protaganists home in the Deep Dark for the past few books, we now move the setting to a new ship, the William Tinker This ship is gross It s filthy, smells, everyone is nasty to one another, and, oh yeah, the entire female crew is being constantly raped.I absolutely hate rape stories, whether in book, TV, or film They make me want to throw up, and that s not how I enjoy spending my light hearted reading time Really, the only way to make it worse is to treat the rape as anything less than horrific Guess what Nathan Lowell managed to do I m not going to really spoil anything here because this book can t get anyspoiled In the end, after the dust has settled and things are resolved , the new female captain who has witnessed these atrocities happening for years keeps one of the rapists aboard The character even manages to explain away what he did by saying he s a good boy that fell in with a bad crowd How about we tell that to the women he raped time and time again over the course of YEARS while they had no means of escape except the emptiness of space How about we go back to the part when we learn that he has murdered women that have tried to fight back or complain This book was digsusting Muchso than the William Tinker


  6. says:

    Double Share is the first book where Ish is without his safety net and for the first time since QUARTER SHARE alone in the Deep Dark without a shoulder to lean on and have to survive on his own wits and Lessons learned from both the academy and the Lois Ish s new Ship the Tinker is a ship of lost souls Ish comes on and tries to Save them and finds that the Spacer s Handbook doesn t exactly cover his situation The Tinker has a colorful crew to say the least and when Ish discovers what exactly Double Share is the first book where Ish is without his safety net and for the first time since QUARTER SHARE alone in the Deep Dark without a shoulder to lean on and have to survive on his own wits and Lessons learned from both the academy and the Lois Ish s new Ship the Tinker is a ship of lost souls Ish comes on and tries to Save them and finds that the Spacer s Handbook doesn t exactly cover his situation The Tinker has a colorful crew to say the least and when Ish discovers what exactly is going on his Has to scramble not only to keep his head above water, but connect to his neck as well Nathan Lowell s Character drive style continues in this story, but there isaction as ISh is constantly kept on his toes as he tries to win over the crew and survive the deep dark


  7. says:

    Plot driver ongoing rape of female crew if you think this is a spoiler idgas , your looking in the wrong place One stars at book 4 are for people who have read the F ing book and don t get all the 5 stars.


  8. says:

    The first three books of this series were natural continuations of each other, where the author managed to start and continue the tale of Ishmael Wong after he lost not only his mother but also the only home he ever knew Space being the place he ultimately chose for himself, he continued to improve not only himself but also his circle of friends and shipmates.In this fourth book we see the protagonist take on a very different role Just finished with the naval academy and having become an offic The first three books of this series were natural continuations of each other, where the author managed to start and continue the tale of Ishmael Wong after he lost not only his mother but also the only home he ever knew Space being the place he ultimately chose for himself, he continued to improve not only himself but also his circle of friends and shipmates.In this fourth book we see the protagonist take on a very different role Just finished with the naval academy and having become an officer, the story begins with Ishmael s travel to his first job posting, which he received with the help of the academy commandant, who himself is the father of his former captain aboard the Lois McKendrick.Yes there are definitely weaknesses in the execution of the plot of Double Share, other readers have written about that in detail in their reviews and I can t say they re wrong Those issues are not the reason for my low rating of 2 stars though, after I rated the first three books in the series at 4 stars No, the reason for my low rating is that it totally failed my expectations and after reading this book I was not only unsatisfied but really depressed.When book 3 ended, Ishmael was traveling to the naval academy with several of his friends and he had a girlfriend who was so in love with him, that she followed him to the academy Now the 4th book begins, four years of the naval college have gone by almost entirely unmentioned and the people who I have come to like in the author s earlier books don t ratethan a mention or a single scene in the very beginning.As Double Share progresses, we need to come to terms with the fact that Ishmael s old life is suddenly over, that we have skipped four years in his life, that the author doesn t see the worth in writing about his life and experience at the naval academy at all and if that wasn t enough, the author also blindsided his readers with a novel written in a totally different tone introducing an entirely new cast While the first three books were written in a relaxing slice of life tone as the protagonist grew as a person, this fourth novel suddenly throws Ishmael into the deep end of a tense drama all by himself.Frankly, I m not happy about any of that


  9. says:

    Nathan Lowell s Solar Clipper series continues to defy my expectations The first three volumes of Ishmael Wang s rise through the ranks of an interstellar merchant marine were almost drama free hippy, feel good stories where nothing well, almost nothing really goes wrong.In Double Share, Ishmael has completed the Academy and is a freshly minted officer en route to his first assignment But this time, he finds himself in a truly grim situation a filthy, slack ship enlisted women sexuall Nathan Lowell s Solar Clipper series continues to defy my expectations The first three volumes of Ishmael Wang s rise through the ranks of an interstellar merchant marine were almost drama free hippy, feel good stories where nothing well, almost nothing really goes wrong.In Double Share, Ishmael has completed the Academy and is a freshly minted officer en route to his first assignment But this time, he finds himself in a truly grim situation a filthy, slack ship enlisted women sexually harassed and assaulted by officers a captain who thinks Ish is a spy.Can Ishmael s eternally sunny, can do attitude keep him safe from forces that, quite literally, want him dead You betcha Like the water that erodes the rock, Ishmael s relentless drive to work hard, build teams, and chip away at what s wrong makes things all better And that s what s so awesome about these books Lowell seems to believe in the inherent goodness of all people and, if just given the chance, they ll do the right thing It will be interesting to see how much darker the next two get and I ll gobble those up just like I did this one


  10. says:

    Not sure why I haven t done a text review for this series yet, but it s past time because Golden Age of the Solar Clipper is a remarkable immersive experience in Podiobook form, anyhow for those of us who enjoy space opera.The premise is simple follow a POV character the improbably named Ishmael Wang through his career in a spacefaring version of the merchant marine Lowell s world building or universe building is detailed, his characters have depth This series has gotten me Not sure why I haven t done a text review for this series yet, but it s past time because Golden Age of the Solar Clipper is a remarkable immersive experience in Podiobook form, anyhow for those of us who enjoy space opera.The premise is simple follow a POV character the improbably named Ishmael Wang through his career in a spacefaring version of the merchant marine Lowell s world building or universe building is detailed, his characters have depth This series has gotten me through many treadmill miles and house cleaning sessions.Until this volume, however, I was finding the plot a bit mild No fear this time around Double Share is the edgiest of the series thus far, placing Our Hero as a newly minted third mate aboard a nastily dysfunctional ship I ve already put a bit in the Podiobooks tip jar for this one, downloaded some of Vol 5 to my iPod Fans of Lois McMaster Bujold, David Weber, or C.J Cherryh should definitely try this series, if they haven t already

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